Nutrition Council of Australia (NCA) is the peak representative body for Nutritional Advisors and Nationally Recognised Nutritionists (NRN’s) within Australia. Beyond these two roles, however, NCA is committed to uniting health care professionals to establish a broad and effective frontline in the war against diet and lifestyle-related health conditions. Our two membership categories reflect this commitment and allow us to engage the widest possible pool of professional knowledge to shape both our policies and our support services.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP: Nutritional Advisor

NCA offers a General Membership category for graduates of the 10763NAT – Certificate IV in Nutrition who DO NOT wish to work directly with clients. This membership allows graduates to access information, articles and forums in a ‘viewing only’ capacity and subscribe to newsletters and email updates relating to health and nutrition.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP: Nationally Recognised Nutritionist (NRN)

This is for graduates of the 10763NAT – Certificate IV in Nutrition who wish to work directly with clients to provide health and nutrition advice within the limitations of the NCA endorsed Scope of Practice. Nationally Recognised Nutritionists (NRNs) provide nutritional advice and meal planning services to healthy clients and work hand-in-hand with Allied Health and Medical Practitioners to support clients.

To be eligible for membership as a Nationally Recognised Nutritionist (NRN), individuals must:

1. Be a graduate of the 10763NAT – Certificate IV in Nutrition

2. Hold Nutrition Council Australia general membership, and

3. Hold current Allied Health Professional Indemnity/Public Liability insurance.*

*Nutrition Council Australia will grant a 12 month Professional Membership Certificate upon the above steps being met and verified.  NCA relies on the professionals to provide true and correct information and assume no responsibility for Professional Membership holders using not maintaining the required insurance coverage whilst working as a Nationally Recognised Nutritionist (NRN) under the Nutrition Council Australia Scope of Practice.

Member Benefits


Nutrition Council Australia (NCA) represents the peak professional body for Nationally Recognised Nutritionists. As a primary function of the organisation, NCA is developing a register of all Nationally Recognised Nutritionists. This register provides a pathway for clients, organisations and members of the public to find and verify the credentials of Nationally Recognised Nutritionists in their area.

NCA also provides members with a range of benefits which include:

Nationally Recognised Nutritionist

Professional Insurance
For members in this category who hold a current membership, are eligible to apply for the combined Allied Health Professional Indemnity and Public & Products Liability insurance provided by Aon Insurance Brokers. Premiums are calculated and payable annually and are only eligible to current NCA members.

Endorsed Documents and Templates

All NCA members will have access to documents and templates developed and endorsed for use within nutritional advisory practices. These templates are continually reviewed with new documents added on a regular basis.

Access to Nutritional Information, Articles and Forums

All NCA members will receive access to our information portal with access to up to date articles on key nutritional topics, how to guides, news broadcasts and newsletters. Members will also have access to discussion forums to enable conversations on key topics with peers from across our member base incorporating all professional categories.

Access to Oborne wholesale account

All NCA members are eligible for an Oborne wholesale account.

Oborne Health Supplies is an Australian, family-owned and operated business with over 30 years of experience in the supply of TGA listed Medicines, Natural, Traditional, and Complementary health products and services to Complementary & Orthodox Healthcare sectors. Oborne’s integrity and excellence in service have earned them the position of being the distributor of choice to thier broad customer base, including Pharmacies, Hospitals, Natural Health Practitioners, General Practitioners, Chiropractors and more.

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